FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: December 14, 2011
Parolee leads police on chase in stolen car
- A Kenner man on parole for simple burglary and possession of
stolen things has been arrested after he lead police on a chase
with a stolen vehicle.
On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at
approximately 04:29 p.m., Richard Fultz, III, 30, of
4041 Idaho Avenue,
was driving a stolen 1995 Buick Century that was clocked on
radar traveling 37 mph in a posted 20 mph zone in the 100 block
of Driftwood Boulevard,
Upon attempting to stop the vehicle,
Fultz refused to pull over, and lead officers on a vehicle
chase, that went through the Driftwood Subdivision.
Fultz abandoned the stolen vehicle
and began running, jumping residential fences in the 3700 block
Lake Trail Drive.
Fultz was captured after he
barricaded himself in a detached garage in the 5000 block of
At the time of arrest, Fultz told
police officers that he ran because he knew the vehicle he was
driving was stolen.
Kenner Police confirmed that the
vehicle Foltz was driving had been reported stolen to the
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on December 8, 2011.
The vehicle was found to have a
punched door lock, and the steering column had been defeated.
Fultz was arrested and charged with the
crimes of possession of stolen things (vehicle), aggravated
flight from and officer, simple obstruction of a roadway,
criminal trespassing, speeding, stop sign violations, no
driver’s license, and other traffic violations.
At the time of arrest; Fultz was on active
probation / parole until 2/11/2012 for simple burglary and
possession of stolen things.
Fultz remains in custody, no bond
has been set.
Fultz was also arrested by Jefferson
Parish East bank Probation and Parole for probation / parole
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Kenner Police Traffic Officer Ronald Coupel, Jr., is in charge
of the investigation.